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Kacey Musgraves responds to Grammys deeming new album pop instead of country

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 2021-10-14

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Kacey Musgraves will always be a country girl.

Yet, the Recording Academy recently deemed the "Justified" singer's latest album, "Star-Crossed," ineligible for consideration in country categories at the next Grammy Awards ceremony. Instead, the record will compete in the pop categories.

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Musgraves, 33, took to Twitter on Wednesday seemingly to react to the news, sharing a photo of herself as a child wearing a pink cowboy hat. "You can take the girl out of the country (genre) but you can't take the country out of the girl," she wrote.

Over on Instagram Stories, the "Simple Times" singer took a more direct approach, sharing photos and videos of her with country music legends such as Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and more. She ended the slideshow with a photo of herself giving the middle finger.

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images, FILE - PHOTO: Kacey Musgraves attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sept. 13, 2021 in New York City.

Musgraves -- who is from Golden, Texas, and now resides in Nashville -- released "Star-Crossed" last month. It’s the follow-up to her third album, 2018's "Golden Hour," which won her four Grammys at the 2019 ceremony, including best country album and the coveted album of the year.

She had previously won best country album -- a title she won’t be eligible for in 2022 -- for her debut 2013 album, "Same Trailer Different Park." Her second album, 2015's "Pageant Material," was nominated in the category.

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